The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906 Page: 223
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Affairs of the Association.
praised it for the purchasers, is printed in the California Univer-
sity Chronicle for December, 1905. In disposing of this library
Mr. Bancroft has set a praiseworthy example of public spiritedness.
Dr. Thwaites valued the collection at $300,000, and Mr. Bancroft
has always held it at $250,000, but he sold it to the University for
$150,000, with the distinct understanding that the difference,
$100,000, is to be considered as a gift.
Letters recently received by Professors Garrison and Bolton
from Professor Jameson, director of the Department of Historical
Research of the Carnegie Institution, bring news to the effect that
the Department is at last ready to undertake the examination and
description of the Mexican archives, and that Professor Bolton has
been appointed to take charge of the work. In the summer of 1900
Professor Garrison and Miss Casis went to the City of Mexico,
where they spent several weeks in copying important documents
in the Archivo General. Since that time the work has been con-
tinued by Misses Casis, Rather, and Austin (now Mrs. Hatcher),
and Drs. Bolton and R. C. Clark. Dr. Bolton has spent three
summers in the Archivo General, and has published in the QUAR-
TERLY portions of the results of his research. Meanwhile Professor
Garrison has been endeavoring to get the Carnegie Institution or
the Congressional Library to assist in the enterprise, and the In-
stitution has finally decided to take it up. Being now no longer
dependent on private energy and means, and proceeding under
competent management, the work will doubtless go forward rapidly
and satisfactorily. Reports on other foreign archives similar to
that which Dr. Bolton is to make on those of Mexico are being
prepared for the Carnegie Institution. That on England has been
assigned to Professor C. M. Andrews, of Bryn Mawr College; that
on Spain to Professor W. R. Shepherd, of Columbia University,
and that on Cuba to Mr. Luis M. P6rez.
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